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Peirene Stevns Prize 2024

The Peirene Stevns Translation Prize is now open

This year the prize is aimed at emerging translators from Dutch to English. Entrants are invited to translate a sample from Zee Nu by the Dutch writer Eva Meijer – a timely novel about the greatest global challenge of our time. Entries close March 4th 2024 (12 noon GMT).

The prize winner receives a £5,200 commission to translate Zee Nu, a translation retreat in the French Pyrenees, and a mentorship from International Booker Prize-winning translator Michele Hutchison.

Established in 2018 with the generous support of Martha Stevns to provide opportunities for emerging translators, the prize is open to any translator over the age of 18 who has not yet published a full work of fiction in translation. 

Entrants must translate the selected sample of Zee Nu into English and submit it along with a translator’s note and a CV. There is a £15 entry fee (for exemptions see the guidelines). 

For full entry instructions and eligibility guidelines, please click here 
To download the entry sample, please click here



4 Mar